Coextrusion is the process of pressing two or more materials into a single piece of tubing. Coextruded tubing is commonly used in the packaging and medical device industries. For example, multi-layered extruded tubing can be used for drug delivery applications, including insulin delivery, angiography and pain therapy. Coextruded tubing can … [Read more...] about What is coextrusion?
Nitinol’s unique properties have made it the darling of the medical device industry. A novel technique for mechanically joining nitinol to other metal tubing could reduce cost and mitigate risk. Mark Broadley, Viant Nitinol has revolutionized the medical device industry. With its flexible superelasticity, shape memory and … [Read more...] about What’s next for nitinol tubing?
Freudenberg Medical (Carpinteria, Calif.) today touted extractables testing performed on its PharmaFocus Premium silicone tubing used in biopharma fluid processing and single-use applications. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories conducted the independent extractables testing for Freudenberg Medical, drawing on BPOG and USP 665 protocols. “We … [Read more...] about Freudenberg Medical completes extractables testing for its PharmaFocus Premium tubing
Amid the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals and healthcare facilities are reporting shortages of vital equipment that not only keeps the patients safe, but the staffers, too. One important device for which demand has ramped up is ventilators for patients who need assistance with their breathing due to the respiratory … [Read more...] about Could these DIY ventilators stop coronavirus from killing people?
Solvay, a supplier of advanced materials and specialty chemicals, announced a pair of advances that it hopes will help it expand its healthcare business. Speaking yesterday at Solvay’s booth (#2414) at MD&M West, the company’s healthcare sales development manager Rose Catherin said the new materials will help improve the performance of … [Read more...] about Solvay expands advanced materials offerings in the medical tubing space
A new way to replace a patient's damaged blood vessels may be on its way, as researchers in France are figuring out a way to "knit" new vessels with a collagen-based extracellular matrix. Inserm researcher Nicolas L'Heureux and his colleagues at Inserm/Université de Bordeaux's tissue bioengineering unit published a study in Acta Biomaterialia to … [Read more...] about Is it possible to ‘knit’ replacement blood vessels?
Tekni-Plex (Wayne, Pa.) announced the formation of the Tekni-Plex Medical business unit, which will supply medical components, materials and solutions to medical device manufacturers worldwide. The new operating unit will offer products and services formerly supplied separately by its Tekni-Plex’s Colorite, Natvar and Dunn businesses. … [Read more...] about Tekni-Plex forms medical business unit
W.L. Gore announced this week that it is investing in PhysioLogic Devices, a startup developing an implantable intraperitoneal insulin delivery system. The size of the investment was not disclosed. But it was part of Gore's Micro-Equity Investment (MEI) program, which provides investments of up to $500,000. W.L. Gore officials think the … [Read more...] about W.L. Gore officials think they can spur insulin delivery system innovation
Biocoat officials say their Hydak coatings deliver competitive durability and lubricity — and they’re made out of a naturally occurring substance. Biocoat (Horsham, Pa.) this year has been touting internal studies in which its Hydak coatings demonstrated durability and lubricity that matched or exceeded other hydrophilic coatings, additives, … [Read more...] about Could Biocoat’s hydrophilic coating promote vascular catheter innovation?
Device designers have to investigate application parameters while also dealing with the product’s regulatory and compliance requirements to choose the right tubing. Here is the process for selecting the right tubing product and supplier for a given application. Alex Kakad, for NewAge Industries When selecting a tubing material for your … [Read more...] about What is the best tubing for medical device applications?